This week I am excited to share the pattern for the Tunisian Mermaid Tail Scarf, the second piece in the Mermaid collection. Like the mermaid hat, it is also made in Caron Simply Soft Paints in Oceana and follows the same stitch patterns to create a piece that matches the Mermaid Tail Hat perfectly.
Unlike the hat, the scarf is worked completely flat. Like the hat however, the pattern for this Mermaid Tail Scarf comes in two sizes, toddler, for approximately age 1-3 and child for around ages 4-7. Changing hook size is all you need to do to alter the finished product for the different sizes, which makes it much easier to make.
The scarf features a ribbed end on one side and the mermaid tail on the other. In the middle I have added a section that creates a hole in the middle of the scarf. I have added this to make it easy for kids to put their scarf on. Simple put it round their neck and then place one end through the middle hole to tie their scarf simply. If you choose so, you can omit the hole by simply continuing with straight flat rows instead.
The Mermaid Tail scarf pattern is available for free below. Join me next week for the mermaid mittens to complete the winter set. See you then,
Mermaid Tail Scarf
- Materials and Resources
Below is a list of everything you will need to make this scarf
- Aran / Worsted weight yarn – 160-175 m or 100-110g – I used Caron Simply Soft Paints in Oceana
- 7mm double ended Tunisian hook for child size and 6mm double ended Tunisian hook for toddler size.
- Tapestry needle
- Stitch marker to mark the start of each round
2. Stitch List
Below is a list of all the stitches (and their abbreviations) featured in this pattern. All terms used are American.
- Ch- chain
- TSS – Tunisian Simple Stitch
- TPS – Tunisian Purl Stitch
- TKS – Tunisian Knit Stitch
- TWS – Tunisian Twisted Stitch
- TFS – Tunisian Full Stitch
- RP – return pass, always yarn over and pull through 1 loop and the yarn over and pull through 2 loops all the way to the end of the row.
- Yo – yarn over
- sl st – slip stitch
Here are a few handy tips to help you with the pattern.
- The gauge for this pattern is 14 rows and 16 stitches in a 10cm of alternating TWS and TSS
- The gauge for this pattern is 14 rows and 16 stitches in a 10cm of alternating TWS and TSS when using a 6mm hook.
- The toddler size scarf (for ages 1-3) measures 13cm wide and 80cm long, not including the 6cm tail at the end, and the child size (approximately age 4-7) measures 95cm long with 12cm tail and 14cm wide
- The only thing you need to change to get the different sizes is the hook, the pattern is worked exactly the same.
- Incase you get lost working the tail, you need to always keep the RIB pattern, so all TKS stitches should line up and all TPS should also line up.
|1||TSS across, RP||21|
|2-5||(TKS, TPS) to last stitch, TSS, RP||21|
|6||(TSS, TWS) x 9 TSS, TSS, RP||21|
|7||(TWS, TSS) x 9, TWS, TSS, RP||21|
|8-75||Rep rows 6-7||21|
|76||(TSS, TWS) x 9, TSS, TSS, RP – only work until there are 11 working loops on the hook and10 stitches left which remain unworked, leave these on the hook and only work on the left hand side only||11|
|77||(TWS, TSS) x 5 TSS, RP||11|
|78||(TSS, TWS) x 4, TSS, TSS, RP||11|
|79-90||Rep rows 77-78||11|
|Cut off yarn and rejoin for the stitches that are still left unworked on the hook, finished RP of unworked stitches in row 76 Only work right hand side stitches from this point onwards,||10|
|91||(TWS, TSS) x 4, TSS, TSS, RP||10|
|92||(TSS, TWS) x 5, RP||10|
|93-105||Rep rows 91-92||10|
|Now working across both sections to join them back together|
|106||(TKS, TPS) to last stitch, TSS, RP||21|
|107-109||Rep row 106||21|
|110||TFS, (TKS, TPS) to last stitch, TFS, TSS, RP||23|
|111||TFS, (TPS, TKS) to last stitch, TFS, TSS, RP||25|
|112||Rep row 110||27|
|113||Rep row 111||29|
|114||Rep row 110||31|
|115||Rep row 111||33|
|116||Rep row 110||35|
|117||Rep row 111||37|
|118||Rep row 110||39|
|119||Rep row 111||41|
|120||TFS, (TKS, TPS) x 10, TKS, (leave rest of stitches unworked, RP – do not ch 1 at the beginning of this pass||22 FP & 21 RP|
|121||TFS, (TPS, TKS) x 10, TPS, (leave rest of stitches unworked, RP – do not ch 1 at the beginning of this pass||22 FP & 21 RP|
|122||Rep row 120|
|123||Rep row 121|
|124||Rep row 120|
|125||Sl st cast off keeping TPS and TKS pattern|
|Attach yarn in same stitch as last stitch of row 120 (21st stitch along, this is also the first TKS of row 126)|
|126||(TKS, TPS) x 10, TKS, TFS, TSS, RP – work as normal until 3 loops remain, then yo and pull through all 3 loops.||22 FP & 21 RP|
|127||(TPS, TKS) x 10, TPS, TFS, TSS, RP – work as normal until 3 loops remain, then yo and pull through all 3 loops.||21 RP 21 RP|
|128||Rep row 126|
|129||Rep row 127|
|130||Rep row 126|
|131||Sl st cast off keeping TPS and TKS pattern|
Sew in all ends
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